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Esther Dyson Launches Population Health Challenge

Scott Mace

A tech investor with a proven track record of attracting innovation and money to a variety of endeavors is looking for a few good communities to compete for the greatest improvement in five measures of health and economic vitality. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

ICD-10 Delay Alters Provider, Vendor Prep

While the latest delay of ICD-10 has created some confusion, the CEO of AHIMA says providers, payers, and other stakeholders are doing what they can to prepare staff. Those that can afford it will try to teach both ICD-10 and ICD-9. >>>

HIT Leaders Want Flexibility, Transparency from Next HHS Chief

"The timelines and the pressures we're putting on the industry need some flexibility and sequencing so that people can be successful," says the CEO of CHIME. He and others are hopeful that Kathleen Sebelius's successor will listen to and understand the needs of the field. >>>

Sebelius Resigning from HHS

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning after a five-year tenure of landmark achievements and technical fiascos. President Obama will nominate Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, to replace her. >>>

Providers Lag as Consumers Set Agenda

New players in healthcare are gaining a toehold with frustrated consumers who are "ready to abandon traditional care models for ones that echo experiences in banking, retail and entertainment," research from PwC's Health Research Institute indicates. >>>

Crisis Spurs Healthcare Payment Reform in Arkansas

A federally-backed drive to create a value-based healthcare delivery system in partnership with providers and payers is under way nationwide. Three years ago, an unprecedented financial crisis prompted Arkansas "to bet the farm" on a similar value-based healthcare model. >>>

Reduce Readmissions by Activating Patients to Do 'Self-Care'

The push is on to target patients who need help with self-care, which is key to lowering hospital readmission rates. A tool to measure "patient activation" offers healthcare providers a way to look beyond the bedside to assist patients. >>>



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News Headlines

Medical devices for kids are often only tested on adults

Reuters, April 15, 2014

Doctors learn to give up faxes

InformationWeek, April 15, 2014

If doctors don't like electronic medical records, should we care?

The Atlantic, April 15, 2014

Opinion: Here are the biggest problems for Obamacare's next leader

The Washington Post, April 14, 2014

Doctors' billing system stays stuck in the '70s for now

Kaiser Health News, April 11, 2014

ICD-10 delay makes healthcare leaders juggle

InformationWeek, April 11, 2014

Scientists trying to build functional human heart with 3-D printer

Star Tribune / Associated Press, April 10, 2014

Nurses say pagers must go; hospitals drag feet

InformationWeek, April 10, 2014

Physicians sound off on EHRs

The Atlantic, April 9, 2014

10 things EMRs won't say

MarketWatch, April 9, 2014



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